A lovely itinerary with great service but not what we had hoped for at that price

River Beatrice Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 49

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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River Beatrice

9 Night Delightful Danube & Prague Westbound (Budapest To Prague)

Sail date: October 18, 2017

Ship: River Beatrice

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 410

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Unworld provides nice destinations and good service. FOR THE MONEY, they are a disappointing option with regard to food and beverage and some amenities. While their liquor options were good, their wine options are far more limited without upcharge then we were lead to believe. They advertise themselves to be boutique, but I did not feel that way at all.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
It was fast and pleasant and our luggage arrived promptly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was unremarkable in every way. Breakfast and lunch buffets were sadly similar, even the salad bar. Dinner for the most part was unimaginative in its preparation and presentation. There were basically two wines per night to choose from and an uncharge for something else.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Onboard activities were mostly lectures but perhaps that is the nature of the beast on a river cruise

Entertainment

4 out of 5
No variety most of the time but the couple who performed were wonderful. The few extra performers were also great but infrequent.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We had great service from front desk, activities and stateroom including the butlers. The dining room service was mostly great but on several times less than engaging or responsive.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was always clean. As to design, we were about the only river ship with no real balconies and no hot tub/pool onboard.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was lovely and spacious.

Ports of call

Budapest, Hungary

4 out of 5
Budapest is lovely and interesting. We were there two days before sailing.

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5
Our time in port was so very short but we loved it. We will return.

SPITZ, AUSTRIA

4 out of 5
Loved the Melk Abbey tour!

Passau, Germany

5 out of 5
Quaint and interesting port of call. Had a great local tour guide

Regensburg, Germany

5 out of 5
Loved this port! We would love to return and explore some more

Main/Danube Canal Transit

4 out of 5
Loved the locks and the experience but it was less so when we could not be upstairs to really experience it

Nuremberg, Germany

2 out of 5
going through on a bus on the way to Prague was such a shortcut that I could not get a good impression.

End Of Vacation

2 out of 5
A 5+ hour bus ride is really no way to transport guests who have paid those kinds of dollars. We would have been better off to drive through Nuremberg with a box lunch and keep going so we didn't arrive in Prague around 6p. Further, instructions and information should have been handled on the bus, NOT in a meeting upon arrival after that long bus.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
quick and well managed
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